MSc in Crop Science

The programme is aimed at producing professionals with specializations in Agronomy, Crop Improvement, Crop Protection and Horticulture.

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Crop Science and Horticulture
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

Programme Structure
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
A:                    
CORE COURSE                
CS 600    Research Planning, Experimentation and Statistics                
CS 601    Concepts in Crop Production                
CS 602    Seed Technology                
B. COMPULSORY COURSES
AGRONOMY
CS 603    Crop Physiology and Modelling                
CS 604    Soil-Water-Plant Relationship                
CS 605    Field Crop Production                
SS 604    Soil Fertility and Management                
                

CROP IMPROVEMENT
CS 606    Plant Breeding                
CS 607    Population and Quantitative Genetics                
CS 608    Cytogenetics                
CS 609    Plant  Biotechnology                
                

CROP PROTECTION
CS 610    Entomology                
CS 611    Weed Science                
CS 612    Plant Mycology                
CS 613    Phytobacteriology                
                

HORTICULTURE
CS 614    Fruit Production                
CS 615    Post-harvest    Technology    of Horticultural Crops                
CS 616    Vegetable and Spice Production                
CS 617    Ornamental Plant Production                
                
C.  ELECTIVE COURSES
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CS 618    Plant Evolution                
CS 619    Pathogenesis and Disease Resistance                
CS 620    Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology                
CS 621    Plant Nematology                
CS 622    Controlled Environment Plant Culture                
CS 623    Vertebrate Pest Management                
CS 624    Seed Pathology                
CS 625    Plant Virology                
CS 626    Farming Systems and Technology Integration                
LU 602    Geographical  Information Systems                
AEA 605    Farm Management and Planning                
SS 604    Soil Fertility and Management                
SS 608    Plant Nutrition                

COURSES STRUCTURE (YEAR 1)
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE    
A: CORE COURSES
CS 600    Research Planning, Experimentation and Statistics    
CS 601    Concepts in Crop Production    

B: SPECIALIZATION COMPULSORY COURSES
AGRONOMY
CS 603    Crop Physiology and Modelling    
CS 604    Soil water-plant Relationship    

CROP IMPROVEMENT
CS 607    Population and Quantitative Genetics    
CS 608    Cytogenetics    
CROP PROTECTION
CS 610    Entomology    
CS 612    Plant Mycology    

HORTICULTURE
CS 616    Vegetable and Spice Production    
CS 617    Ornamental Plant Production    
C. ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 605    Farm Management and Planning    
CS 619    Pathogenesis and Disease Resistance    
CS 620    Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology    
SS 608    Plant Nutrition    
CS 625    Plant Virology    
CS 626    Farming Systems and Technology Integration    


TERM 2 (YEAR 1)
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE    
A. CORE COURSES
CS 602    Seed Technology    

B.    SPECIALIZATION  COMPULSORY  COURSES
AGRONOMY
SS 604    Soil Fertility and Management    
CS 605    Field Crop Production    

CROP IMPROVEMENT
CS 606    Plant Breeding    
CS 609    Plant  Biotechnology    
CROP PROTECTION    
CS 611    Weed Science    
CS 613    Phytobacteriology    
HORTICULTURE
CS 614    Fruit Production    
CS 615    Postharvest Technology for Horticultural Crops    

C. ELECTIVE COURSES
LU 602    Geographical  Information Systems    
SS 604    Soil Fertility and Management    
CS 621    Plant Nematology    
CS 618    Plant Evolution    
CS 622    Controlled Environment Plant Culture    
CS 623    Vertebrate Pest Management    
CS 624    Seed Pathology    

1) A candidate shall either hold a relevant honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture or a
qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree
of Sokoine University of Agriculture.

2) Candidates who hold unclassified degrees (e.g. BVM) should have a credit or a distinction in the subject of
intended Master’s degree. Candidates wishing to pursue the Master of Preventive Medicine degree shall be
required to have at least credits in any five subjects of the BVM degree or its equivalent.

3) Candidates with pass degree may also be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in
the proposed subject of study was a B Grade average or above and they have satisfied the relevant
Academic Units that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent
research experience and/or additional training.

4) With the exception of the MPVM and MBA (Agribusiness) which are one year and one and half years
degree programmes respectively, all other Master degree programmes are tenable for two years for full time
students and three years for part time students. In the case of full time students, the first year is for
coursework, while the second year is for research and dissertation writing.

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Application forms can be requested from the undersigned or downloaded from our website:
http://www.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/postgraduate_application_forms201…. Such dully-filled
forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned not later than 31st May, 2017 together with
evidence of payment of Shs. 50,000/= or 20$ for foreigners, as application fee. Payments should be made
through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
THE DIRECTOR,
DIRECTORATE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES,RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND CONSULTANCY,
SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE,
P.O. BOX 3151, CHUO KIKUU,
MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013, Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: drpgs@suanet.ac.tz,
Website: http://www.drpgs.suanet.ac.tz/

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